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Spanish almond and fig balls

Spanish almond and fig balls

Ingredients (makes 12)


500g dried figs , roughly chopped

100g almonds 

100g sesame seeds 

85g dried apricots 

50g dried cranberries 

1 tbsp. agave syrup 

1 tbsp. brandy 

1 tsp. ground cloves 




1. Blitz the almonds in a high-powered food processor until finely chopped, then tip into a large bowl. 

2. Then whizz the figs until a smooth paste. 

3. Spoon the fig mixture onto the almonds then, using your hands, combine with the dried fruit, agave, brandy, and cloves. 

4. Divide the mixture into 12 bite-sized balls. 

5. Pour the sesame seeds onto a tray, then roll the balls in the seeds until covered. 

6. Cover the balls with a clean tea towel, then leave them to dry for up to a week before eating with cheese or giving as gifts. 


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